Amir Khan will have the chance to demonstrate his new-found skills when he faces Carlos Molina in the United States on a date which is still to be confirmed.

The British fighter announced on Saturday that he would be facing the Mexican-American who boasts an unbeaten record of 17 wins and a draw from his 18 bouts.

"Molina is a good fighter, who has yet to taste defeat, so I know that he will be very dangerous. He's a tricky fighter who possess a lot of natural speed. I always want to face hungry young fighters and in Molina I'm up against a guy who has ambitions of world title success," said Khan.

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Khan will face Carlos Molina after confirming he will train under Virgil Hunter [Reuters] Reuters

Khan has lost his last two fights in devastating fashion and is now looking to get back to winning ways after appointing Virgil Hunter as his new trainer.

The American, who also trains super-middleweight king Andre Ward, believes that he will be able to return Khan to the very pinnacle of the sport and unlick his massive potential.

"Amir is an extremely talented fighter and I'm very happy to become his new trainer. I've seen a lot of him and he has many attributes such as his speed and heart. There are certain small aspects of his game that I'm intending to work on in order to help him fulfil his enormous potential," said Hunter.

Khan has shown his weaknesses in recent fights as he has refused to hold on, or spoil when visibly hurt. Instead deciding to enegage and paying the ultimate price in his last bout when he was stopped by Danny Garcia.

The former WBA and IBF light-welterweight champion knows that he has some rather large holes in his defence and has admitted that his decision to leave Freddie Roach was so that he could work on ironing out his faults.

"I'm really pleased that Virgil Hunter is to become my new trainer," said Khan. "Everyone in boxing knows about his skills and the success he has enjoyed over the last few years. I'm looking forward to the start of my training camp and working on some new things with him. With Virgil in my corner, I know that I can get back to the very top of the light-welterweight division."

Molina has never been in with a fighter of the same class and pedigree of Khan; therefore the former Olympian will be hoping he can demonstrate some of the skills he will work closely on with Hunter.

Khan has little to worry about when it comes to power, Molina has stopped less than 40 percent of his opponents, with his last five fights all going the distance.

The 26-year-old has never boxed 12 rounds and Khan should convincingly come through his comeback fight.

The acid test for the Hunter/Khan combination will come when the Bolton fighter returns to challenging world class fighters. Against Garcia he had looked in control until staying on the inside for too long when attacking and being caught by a clubbing left-hook.

Hunters most profile fighter, Ward, is the master at timing his attacks and knowing when to use his defensive skills. When Khan challenges for a world title once again, it will be interesting to see if he can display some of the hallmarks that have made the Super Six champion one of the best pound-for-pound fighters on the planet.